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December 14, 2010, by
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Last week was an exciting week for this website; a number of the discussions that started here became amplified as they migrated to a different corners of the internet:

The Guardian:
Noises off: Michael Billington gets the animation treatment

xtranormal image

In this piece, Chris Wilkinson expands upon our December 3rd post about whether the internet is facilitating a new form of theatre through websites like Xtranormal that allow text-to-movie story creation for free through your internet browser. Included in the article is a great video created using text created by Britain’s longest-serving theatre critic Michael Billington, whom no one likely imagined being mentioned in the same breath as Praxis Theatre this time last week.

2010 Villain: Private Arts Funding Trumping Public

Wesley and Arch played several sets throughout the evening

Steve Fisher goes into all the ways public funding for the arts in Toronto is important and necessary, and all the ways 2010 has been a bad year for government support for the arts nonetheless. Praxis get cited at the end, as a link to observations made in this space on November 30th that our new ‘Arts Czar’ seems to be unwilling to advocate for the value of public funding for the arts, while running a world-class organization that receives 40% of its revenue from the government.
Hockey fan (and theatre director) calls out Don Cherry hypocrisy in open letter…

"Actually I'm wearing pink for all the pinkos out there that ride bicycles and everything. I thought I'd get it in. What'd ya expect, Ron MacLean, here? To come here?" Don Cherry Dec 7/2010

Someone, I guess we’ll never know who, renamed and reposted Ruth Madoc Jones’ December 8th Letter to Don Cherry to the social news website – turning it into an overnight sensation. The post generated thousands of hits and additional 74 comments on,  adding to the 45 comments the post inspired in this space, making it the first post on to became a trending topic on Twitter.

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